Iceland Adventure: Hikes & Hotpots
Sep
26
to Oct 2

Iceland Adventure: Hikes & Hotpots

Sold out. Many thanks adventurers! Please feel free to contact Holly to be on the waitlist or if you're desperate to be squeezed onto the trip :)

MYA is heading back to extraordinarily gorgeous and unique Iceland! With only 8 spots available, book swiftly with confidence, this adventure will be fabulous! 

We're changing it up to head further north but not until we return to the Blue Lagoon...

IMG_2450.JPG

We'll be soaking up the goodness of one of the 25 wonders of the world! Adventurers will relax and indulge in silky pale wonder packed with health benefits. The geothermal water has unique ingredients of silica, algae and minerals. Ahhh...

Adventurers will pause in funky downtown Reykjavik for lunch. A great option is Glo, a super tasty healthy eating restaurant with attitude and food made with extra love.

IMG_5382.jpeg
glo2.jpg

Our first night's stay is three quiet and private cottages in Hjarðarfell surrounded by nature on the sea coast - the perfect place for gentle hikes and bird watching. After dinner by MYA adventurers can sit in hot pots (jacuzzis) and gaze at the stars and/or take in the stunning northern lights! We'll also get in a good view of Snaefellsjokull glacier. 

cottages.jpg
cottages2.jpg

Adventurers will enjoy indoor and outdoor yoga practices, dinners, breakfasts and plenty of time to explore nature. Machelle LaHaye, certified yoga teacher and outstanding vegetarian cook, will assist with cooking and yoga.

Following hiking at Snæfellsnes peninsula, we'll head north for an in-town experience in Blonduos, at the mouth of the river Blanda. Accommodations split into three again will offer plenty of space for cooking, eating, and relaxing. After settling in, we'll check out local scenery including the Hrutey Island nature trails. Adventurers may want to carve out time for Blonduos Sports Center for more hot pots and an amazing water slide! (Our guesthouse also has soaking possibilities.)

Our travels then take us to the spectacular Troll Peninsula, a hidden away Icelandic gem covered by high mountains, cliffs and green valleys. We'll drive an epic fairytale route to our lodge for two nights close to the small fishing community of Dalvik.

troll.jpg

Adventurers will take over a beautiful seven bedroom house with hot pot, sauna, kitchen, lounging areas, patio, and breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Immersed in nature, nothing besides rain can stop the northern lights from appearing! If that is not enough, there is a view that overlooks a massive fjord where whales can be spotted beneath the alpine landscape.    

Mývatn Nature Baths, very similar to the Blue Lagoon will be an unbelievable side trip! We'll head there via the quaint city of Akureyri, the northern center of trade and culture at the base of Eyjafjörður Fjord.

baths.jpg

The baths offer a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising up from fissures deep in the earth’s surface and a luxurious bath in geothermal water. The blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms will benefit skin and spirit.

Following our lodge stay, we'll head south towards Reykjavik dropping into Borgarnes to stretch our legs and take in more sweet views from a small coastal town then move on to spend our final eve cozied up at an opulent three bedroom holiday home.

Adventurers will have plenty of time to play before heading to the airport or, maybe you're looking to extend your stay - awesome!

Cost: $2,000 before August 1; $2,200 after deadline; $1,000 deposit to hold your space

Iceland Adventure: Hikes & Hotpots
payment:
Add To Cart

The cost includes touring through an incredible country, daily yoga practices, breakfasts and dinners, 5 night accommodations, nature baths, hiking, hot pots, great energy, fabulous people and so much more...the cost does not include airfare but the rates are quite good from WOW Airlines and they dress in super cool shades of purple. You may want to put horseback riding in your itinerary (happy to arrange it, we had a blast last time!) it would be an additional expense.

Please do not hesitate to contact Holly, founder of MYA, with questions. 

Here are a few more pics from previous adventures - enjoy!

and just in case, here's the Cancellation Policy :)

View Event →
100-Mile Wilderness Adventure
Oct
12
to Oct 14

100-Mile Wilderness Adventure

  • Moosehead Hills Loon Lodge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MYA is heading back to hike glorious Borestone Mountain near the southern end of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness! Adventurers will explore beautiful Gulf Hagas with amazing hiking and waterfalls as well. 

The adventure begins as we gather in Greenville at our own private wood cabin on loon lake - Moosehead Hills Loon Lodge. The cabin has incredible views with nothing less than majestic Mt. Kineo across the water. Situated in a peaceful spot with plenty of autumnal colors to take in, adventurers will enjoy a yoga practices, healthy vegetarian food, hiking, nighttime explorations and more. If adventurers need to arrive later than 3pm, no worries!

Saturday morning we'll head out to Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, encompassing more than 1,600 acres in Maine's Hundred Mile Wilderness region, the area offers a spectacular array of natural features, including rare older forest, crystalline ponds, exposed granite crags and sweeping panoramic views. 

From the nature center at Sunrise Pond, adventurers will head to the summit on a moderately strenuous climb that culminates in spectacular 360-degree views from two peaks at nearly 2,000 feet. We'll get in the Peregrine Trail as well upon our return, through mossy woods to breathe in more stunning views. The hike will take approximately 3 1/2 hours - 4 hours. Our cabin will be a haven as we relax, rejuvenate and prepare for Gulf Hagas on Sunday Funday!

The Grand Canyon of Maine, Gulf Hagas is a slate gorge carved out by the West Branch of the Pleasant River. Over the course of three miles, the river drops about 500 feet, forming mesmerizing waterfalls and swimming holes. Dramatic rock walls that border the river can get as high as 100 feet tall. As a group, we can decide which trail suits us best. Family MYA made it to Screw Auger Falls in 2016 :)

Adventure space is limited! Our Loon Lodge offers two private rooms with king beds and a shared room with two bunk beds w/ full beds on the bottom and twins on top.

100-Mile Wilderness Adventure
bedding:
Add To Cart

Cost includes 2 nights accommodations, yoga practices, vegetarian dinners & breakfasts... 

$500/shared king (total price for 2 adventurers); $400/solo king; $350/full; $300/twin 

View Event →
Biking & Bowling Adventure
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Biking & Bowling Adventure

Join MYA on an amazing adventure with the two pleasures of mountain biking and bowling! Yes, bowling!

We'll begin our adventure meeting up at a popular small business, Rose Bike, in downtown Orono. If you have your own mountain bike, plus tire bike, or fat bike, bring it. Fat bikes will be available to rent (at an additional price). 

Jim.JPG

Trail riding is a great way to take in the autumn air and scenery! Adventurers will hit some sweet local trails in the woods - taking our time, handling the bumps and the curves as they come.

The university and land trust trails are expansive, we'll be sure to find something for everyone - beginners welcome!

A Rose Bike staff member will be on hand to help us make our way thru the trees. As always, safety first! 

oldtown.jpg

We'll make a stop at Old Town Bowling Center to try our luck with the candlepins. They'll have those awesome shoes for us and we'll take over  a couple lanes with laughter & skills! Certainly no experience necessary, definitely bring your sense of humor.

MYA will share some yummy vegetarian food to keep adventurer energy up.

hilaria-baldwin.jpg

Some yoga poses will be tossed in to our bowling alley rendezvous to make it really FUN! 

There's a nice headstand with eagle legs by Hilaria Baldwin which we will probably not be getting into :)

Following multiple spares & strikes, we'll make our way back outside. The fab woodsy trails will lead us back to Rose Bike and cool local pubs if anyone is thirsty!      

Biking & Bowling Adventure
45.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart
View Event →
Partnering & Sound Bathing Adventure
Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

Partnering & Sound Bathing Adventure

Join MYA as they come together with Yoga DownEast for an awesome partner yoga and sound bath adventure!

IMG_8204.jpg

We’ll start off our adventure with a gentle partner yoga class led by MYA’s founder, Holly. This will be a feel good simple and stretchy practice - looking to get tension out and positive energy in. Beginners are welcome! And absolutely no worries about bringing a partner or a yoga buddy, adventurers become fast friends!

IMG_5131.JPG

Following the partner flow we’ll come together for a slow feasting of yummy vegetarian soup and good conversation. Nothing like hearty homemade food on a November day :)

Adventurers will also have plenty of outside time to enjoy the Narramissic River as we take in the beauty with a meditative vibe.

Back inside the lovely 19th century studio, we’ll aborb a sound bath with Yoga DownEast’s founder, Krista Hastings. Getting comfortable with props, we’ll let the sounds and vibrations of the gongs and crystal singing bowls wash over us! 

Krista.jpg

“Think of the feeling when you’re a little kid and you go to see fireworks - and you’re close enough to feel them in your tummy - and you’re a little scared but mostly excited - that’s how it feels to me!” - Krista

Join us for this wonderfully layered experience!

Cost: $55/early bird; $65/after Oct 13

Partnering & Sound Bathing Adventure
Quantity:
Add To Cart
View Event →
Goats & Friendsgiving Adventure
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Goats & Friendsgiving Adventure

MYA is going back to the farm, Lone Spruce Farm in Dedham!

Adventurers will enjoy goat yoga and whipping up some recipes for a mini friendsgiving before the big day of gratitude... 

32912048_822763084594597_8005774084321312768_o.jpg

We'll meet up at the farm for a tour of the grounds. The Beauchamp family are the hearts and hands that make up Lone Spruce Farm. Their farm is dedicated to education, community, and sustainable agriculture. They are doing all that they can to ensure a diverse, bright future. 

lone spruce.jpg

Adventurers will get to the know the goats a little better practicing yoga alongside them. They will definitely be curious but no one will mind getting distracted by cuteness. Beginners welcome! 

Adventurers will have opportunities to create and connect as we come together to make bread, put together some yummy garlic kale and make a crazy good dessert, raw bars with dark chocolate. We'll also enjoy a vegetarian butternut ginger bisque from the woodfired oven!

The food is always amazing at the farm and recipe cards will be available for everything we make and eat. An added delight if the ground is workable will be putting in garlic together. Adventurers can visit in the summertime to harvest and take home.

Goats & Friendsgiving Adventure
50.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart
View Event →
Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure
Jan
20
to Jan 31

Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure

Maine Yoga Adventures is coming together with an outstanding nonprofit conservation organization, Earthwatch, to assist on a 9 day Costa Rican Sea Turtles Expedition. Following our volunteer work, adventurers will spend extra time in Playa Grande with plenty of yoga, healthy vegetarian food, surf time and more...

1463069334511.jpeg

Lead scientist Frank Paladino, Professor of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University, has a research team to help gain a better understanding of the ecology of endangered turtles that nest on the beaches of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas. These beaches host the largest remaining population of leatherback turtles in the Eastern Pacific as well as important populations of olive ridley and East Pacific green turtles. 

The work will consist of... 

  • Observing and monitor nesting leatherbacks. Those working on the beach at night will visit each nesting leatherback to take measurements and record any unusual markings or injuries—in other words, you’ll get as close as a person can to these majestic animals.

  • Release hatchlings in the ocean. When babies start to emerge from the eggs in the hatchery, our team will take the tiny turtles down to the water's edge and release them into the wild.

  • Survey the beach. During the day, our team will count sea turtle nests on the beach, take nest temperatures, and look for signs of erosion that could put nests in danger.

earthwatch.jpeg

Accommodations are at the Goldring Marine Biology Field Station perched at the edge of the beach. Team MYA will share a bedroom with bunk beds - if our numbers are 6 or more we're working solo with researchers. We'll have plenty of space to lounge at the pool or in the hammock. Typical tasty Costa Rican breakfasts and dinners of beans will be served up as well as ingredients for simple delicious lunches. 

Adventurers can create an expedition fund through Earthwatch to receive tax-deductible donations to cover volunteering costs ($2,845 accommodations & food; flight is not included) or use another contribution platform such as GoFundMe.

paladino-costa-rican-sea-turtles-c.-joan-burnett-h-10_5200.jpg

Be sure to mention to possible donors that the former Principal Investigator for this project, Nathan Robinson, is the scientist seen removing a straw from a turtle’s nostril in what is considered to be the viral video responsible for straw bans!

Post-research expedition, adventurers will head to their own beautiful private space located further south. Also directly on the beach in close proximity to the estuary. It's the perfect site for hammock lounging, yoga, meditation, group meals, playing in the surf...

 pics by adventurer Dori McCormick

pics by adventurer Dori McCormick

Nature is abundant in this peaceful place. Nicely secluded in our backyard the glorious Costa Rican sunsets will reveal themselves!

As a delightful contrast, we're not far from the bustling town of Tamarindo with restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. We'll hit the the dance floor at the disco for a well-rounded adventure! So much more than a yoga retreat... 

This will be MYA's fourth journey to Costa Rica via the airport in Liberia. Founder, Holly Twining, will fly from Boston, if adventurers feel more comfortable with a travel buddy. Currently flights are below $500.

To secure your spot on the team, Earthwatch will receive an initial contribution, a nonrefundable $300 deposit by October 1st. Adventurers can use the fund for the deposit as well. If you're ready to commit to the expedition call Zach Zimmerman at 978-450-1226.  

Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure
accommodations:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Adventure cost including three nights of fab beach front accommodations, daily yoga, stunning sunsets, vegetarian dinners & breakfasts, airport transportation & more...

$1600/shared king; $1300/solo king; $1500/shared queen; $1000/solo queen; $900/twin

Please be aware of MYA's Cancellation Policy prior to booking...thanks! 

View Event →

Camden Climb & Cellardoor Libation Adventure
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Camden Climb & Cellardoor Libation Adventure

Enjoy a half day of awesome rock climbing in Camden with Equinox Guiding Service followed up by yummy vegetarian food and a visit to state-of-the-art Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville! 

 Shannon Bryan of FitMaine rocking it!

Shannon Bryan of FitMaine rocking it!

Adventurers will rock climb at Barrett's Cove Cliff overlooking Megunticook Lake with the ocean in the distance. We'll definitely get our fall foliage fix with amazing views! Amazing certified guides Noah & John will assist adventurers every step of the way and supply all the climbing necessities of helmet, harness and shoes. Beginners welcome!

camdenclimbing12.jpg

Post climb, MYA will serve up a vegetarian picnic lunch with some fresh yummies from the Orono farmer's market. Adventurers will then head over to Cellardoor Winery off the beaten path at a 200 year old barn. We'll settle in for both a tour and a wine tasting.

cellardoor.jpg

During our adventure we'll be sure to get some yoga in along the way!

Cost: $100. To join in the fabulousness, simply add to cart below...    

View Event →
Pop-Up Adventure: Stretch, Splash & Sip
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Pop-Up Adventure: Stretch, Splash & Sip

Gather at the University Inn for a fab adventure full of riverside yoga, splashing in the pool fun, yummy vegetarian food and your fav beverage!

inn2.jpg

Adventurers will enjoy yoga alongside the beautiful Stillwater River. Beginners welcome! We'll take in all the colors and sounds as we watch for wildlife regulars such as songbirds, sandpipers, beavers, cormorants, eagle, osprey, geese and more.

We'll then mix and mingle cooling off in the pool with healthy eats and a bit of straw-free sipping (cash bar).

images (2).jpeg

Big thanks to our hosts, the University Inn, a family run business committed to community and outstanding hospitality. This adventure was inspired by their own offering, Sip & Dip!    

Cost: $20/student; $30/non-student

Register for last minute adventure fun, add to your cart below...

IMG_3803.JPG
View Event →
Paddle & Pints Adventure
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Paddle & Pints Adventure

Come together in Orono with Maine Yoga Adventures for a paddle on the Stillwater River followed up by a yoga practice and a stroll to yummy appetizers and a pint at The Common Loon Public House. 

IMG_9576.JPG

It's a Sunday Funday meet up at Brownies Beach! Bring your favorite watercraft - canoe, kayak or paddleboard or request one from MYA.

Machelle LaHaye will be assisting Holly, both certified paddleboard instructors, during the paddle exploration on the river. Come solo or bring a friend. Beginner paddlers are welcome!

river.jpg

Adventurers will paddle from the launch passing by the university and heading into a sweet spot with calm waters, calling birds and perhaps a sighting of the local beavers or muskrats. Our flotilla will take it slow being sure to connect with the water, with nature. And yes, there may be some laughter and giggling along the way as we feel the bliss of being on the river. 

IMG_E3774.JPG

Following the paddle, we'll get some stretching in on the shoreline. No worries, beginning yogis are welcome! The practice will be gentle and accommodating to all levels. 

We'll walk the trail alongside the river to downtown, Orono to The Common Loon Public House, a newly established Maine pub with an English beat.

common loon.jpg

Adventurers will enjoy a pint on MYA as well as some choice Loon appetizers such as the highly acclaimed vegetable dip and quinoa & roasted beet salad.

Cost: $45. Kiddos come along for free. 

View Event →
Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring

It's our last time out for this fabulousness! Join Holly Twining, founder of MYA, for fun, flowing paddleboard yoga on the beautiful Stillwater River.

11738043_1202248463134480_7258720856506494863_n.jpg

Adventurers will gather in a sweet spot close to downtown Orono Tuesday night, August 14th at 5:30pm. Our boards, paddles, pfds, and anchors, will be delivered by the fab UMAINE campus organization Maine Bound. There is only space for four drop ins. 

13166110_1290101707671298_3766881507903760600_n.jpg

This yoga practice is for everyone, no worries, you'll only fall in if you really want to and honestly, that's part of the fun! Yoga is always only doing what is best for your body/mind/spirit; all variations, modifications, your own personal flair, all is welcome! There is no doubt that adventurers will strengthen their core and test their balance. 

IMG-1173.JPG

The natural world is alive and well on the Stillwater River with beavers, cormorants, songbirds, sandpipers, eagle, osprey and more. At the adventure's close - Holly is thrilled to invite adventurers to her back porch and gardens for wine and cheese!

Cost: $35/board rental; $30/own board

View Event →
Hiking & Baking Adventure
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Hiking & Baking Adventure

Join MYA on an adventure to Baker Hill, Long Ledges Preserve, and Flanders Bay in beautiful Sullivan, Maine. Adventurers will be hiking, baking bread, playing on the shore, hot tub soaking, and more...

The adventure will begin at the trail head in the coastal town of Sullivan. Our hike will take us through the forest upon a carpeted floor of moss onto granite ledges with outstanding views of the ocean and mountains of Mount Desert Island.

IMG_3961.JPG

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a nationally accredited land trust allows public access to this special area. We'll take our time hiking to pause for yoga sessions to pull deeply into our connection to nature. Beginners welcome!

Adventurers will spend quality time with Roberta Scott, master bread maker & master gardener. She is known for bread making classes and tea parties! Her home landscape is styled as an English Cottage Garden.

Roberta will lead a baking session. We'll learn the process of putting together dough and take some home too. Pecan rolls, one of Roberta's specialities, will be baked and eaten - yum!

We'll then relax into views of the gardens and sea. Adventurers will head down to the water to explore the shoreline, watch the seabirds and sailboats glide by, and dip toes in (or a brave full body immersion!). If you get a chill, there's a hot tub that'll be open to enjoy!

MYA will supply a healthy, vegetarian picnic delightfully outdoors. Adventurers will tour the beautiful flower beds. Birds will be plentiful and wonderful to watch as well as butterflies, dragonflies and lady bugs.

Cost: $50/daylong

There's an overnight option too! A few lucky adventurers can grab twin beds and enjoy dinner & breakfast as well!

Cost: $100/sleepover

To register for the adventure fun, please add to your cart below...

View Event →
Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring

Join Holly Twining, founder of MYA, for fun, flowing paddleboard yoga on the beautiful Stillwater River.

11738043_1202248463134480_7258720856506494863_n.jpg

Adventurers will gather in a sweet spot close to downtown Orono Tuesday night, July 31 at 5:30pm. Our boards, paddles, pfds, and anchors, will be delivered by the fab UMAINE campus organization Maine Bound. There is only space for four drop ins. 

13166110_1290101707671298_3766881507903760600_n.jpg

This yoga practice is for everyone, no worries, you'll only fall in if you really want to and honestly, that's part of the fun! Yoga is always only doing what is best for your body/mind/spirit; all variations, modifications, your own personal flair, all is welcome! There is no doubt that adventurers will strengthen their core and test their balance. By the end of the six weeks who knows what amazing poses you may be pulling off on that board!

IMG-1173.JPG

The natural world is alive and well on the Stillwater River with beavers, cormorants, songbirds, sandpipers, eagle, osprey and more. At the adventure's close - Holly is thrilled to invite adventurers to her back porch and gardens for wine and cheese!

Cost: $35/board rental; $30/own board

View Event →
Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring
Jul
31
5:30 PM17:30

Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring

Join Holly Twining, founder of MYA, for fun, flowing paddleboard yoga on the beautiful Stillwater River.

11738043_1202248463134480_7258720856506494863_n.jpg

Adventurers will gather in a sweet spot close to downtown Orono Tuesday night, July 31 at 5:30pm. Our boards, paddles, pfds, and anchors, will be delivered by the fab UMAINE campus organization Maine Bound. There is only space for four drop ins. 

13166110_1290101707671298_3766881507903760600_n.jpg

This yoga practice is for everyone, no worries, you'll only fall in if you really want to and honestly, that's part of the fun! Yoga is always only doing what is best for your body/mind/spirit; all variations, modifications, your own personal flair, all is welcome! There is no doubt that adventurers will strengthen their core and test their balance. By the end of the six weeks who knows what amazing poses you may be pulling off on that board!

IMG-1173.JPG

The natural world is alive and well on the Stillwater River with beavers, cormorants, songbirds, sandpipers, eagle, osprey and more. At the adventure's close - Holly is thrilled to invite adventurers to her back porch and gardens for wine and cheese!

Cost: $35/board rental; $30/own board

View Event →
Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring
Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring

Join Holly Twining, founder of MYA, for fun, flowing paddleboard yoga on the beautiful Stillwater River.

11738043_1202248463134480_7258720856506494863_n.jpg

Adventurers will gather in a sweet spot close to downtown Orono Tuesday night, July 24 at 5:30pm. Our boards, paddles, pfds, and anchors, will be delivered by the fab UMAINE campus organization Maine Bound. There is only space for four drop ins. 

13166110_1290101707671298_3766881507903760600_n.jpg

This yoga practice is for everyone, no worries, you'll only fall in if you really want to and honestly, that's part of the fun! Yoga is always only doing what is best for your body/mind/spirit; all variations, modifications, your own personal flair, all is welcome! There is no doubt that adventurers will strengthen their core and test their balance. By the end of the six weeks who knows what amazing poses you may be pulling off on that board!

IMG-1173.JPG

The natural world is alive and well on the Stillwater River with beavers, cormorants, songbirds, sandpipers, eagle, osprey and more. At the adventure's close - Holly is thrilled to invite adventurers to her back porch and gardens for wine and cheese!

Cost: $35/board rental; $30/own board

View Event →
Bold Coast Adventure
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Bold Coast Adventure

Sold Out. The Crews Quarters is full; adventurers can contact Holly for space at The Station House - subject to availability.   

Maine Yoga Adventures is heading downeast for another spectacular yoga, hiking, yummy food weekend in gorgeous Lubec!

IMG_1136.JPG

Adventurers will spend the weekend at West Quoddy Station; a beautiful piece of property with plenty of areas to practice yoga outside and in!  

IMG_1070.JPG

The Station House will have a brand new, freshly designed space with water views perfect for MYA. The Crews Quarters is post and beam exposed timber constructed from locally sawn hemlock and locally milled cedar shingles.

IMG_1080.jpg

The quarters has two bedrooms and a large open space with a queen sleep sofa and two cots. More space is available at the station house for adventure overflow.

A well-stocked kitchen is in the space as well. Machelle LaHaye will be serving up some scrumptious vegetarian meals for adventurers.

Adventurers will enjoy Quoddy Head State Park for some of the best wildlife watching in the state. Adventurers may spot whales, countless ducks and shorebirds as well as eagles and songbirds. Maine's easternmost lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Light, candy-striped fabulousness, is in the park too. Wandering amongst the cliffs is breathtaking!

Lubec offers an astounding amount of nature from beaches to forest, ponds to bogs, cliff sides to gardens. From the rich ecological tapestry, adventurers can pick a special hike, start upon a magical trail and simply breath it in and enjoy...

IMG_1408.jpg

Our adventure will also take us to Campobello Island known for natural beauty, cultural significance and outstanding picturesque locations. Adventurers will get in a terrific hike there as well!  

The cost includes two nights accommodations, yoga, hiking in two state parks, Saturday & Sunday breakfasts, Saturday lunch, Friday & Saturday dinners, nighttime explorations, and more...

Cost: $400/king; $350/queen; $325/queen sofa bed; $300/twin cot

Please contact Holly about bed sharing pricing and Solo Saturday: $100 hike, yoga, lunch & dinner

 the sensational sunrise we'll see from West Quoddy Station 

the sensational sunrise we'll see from West Quoddy Station 

View Event →
Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring

Sold Out. Thank you adventurers - see y'all on July 24th for another opportunity to get on the water!

Join Holly Twining, founder of MYA, for fun, flowing paddleboard yoga on the beautiful Stillwater River.

11738043_1202248463134480_7258720856506494863_n.jpg

Adventurers will gather in a sweet spot close to downtown Orono Tuesday night, July 17 at 5:30pm. Our boards, paddles, pfds, and anchors, will be delivered by the fab UMAINE campus organization Maine Bound. There is only space for four drop ins. 

13166110_1290101707671298_3766881507903760600_n.jpg

This yoga practice is for everyone, no worries, you'll only fall in if you really want to and honestly, that's part of the fun! Yoga is always only doing what is best for your body/mind/spirit; all variations, modifications, your own personal flair, all is welcome! There is no doubt that adventurers will strengthen their core and test their balance. By the end of the six weeks who knows what amazing poses you may be pulling off on that board!

IMG-1173.JPG

The natural world is alive and well on the Stillwater River with beavers, cormorants, songbirds, sandpipers, eagle, osprey and more. At the adventure's close - Holly is thrilled to invite adventurers to her back porch and gardens for wine and cheese!

Cost: $35 with board rental; $30/own board.

View Event →
Hike, Paddle & Celebrate Adventure
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Hike, Paddle & Celebrate Adventure

Join Maine Yoga Adventures to celebrate three years of adventuring with another romp at camp! 

falls.jpg

We'll start the adventure on a short hike to take in the beauty of Houston Brook Falls, a magical, tucked away Maine gem. Adventurers can explore, climb, and dip in the pools of the waterfall. 

Following the hike and frolicking, we'll head to Amy's camp for an outdoor yoga practice with a lovely view of the lake. Beginners welcome! 

IMG_0878.JPG

Amy and her parents are awesome hosts - grateful to them for sharing the fabulousness! They have plenty of boats to share so that adventurers can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding and also tubing, kneeboarding and waterskiing - yahoo! Holly will also bring her watercraft and adventurers can feel free to bring their own as well.   

IMG_1035.JPG

If all that water horseplay is not in your comfort zone, there's a floating raft to relax on, a lovely pink flamingo and aluminum docks with stairs to dip in and out of the lake.

The adventure can fit your energy level - if you need more activity, it'll happen, if you need less, that can happen as well.  

IMG_0836.jpg

Maine Yoga Adventures will supply yummy vegetarian food (happy to work with food allergies) - appetizers at the waterfall, light lunch after yoga, dinner post paddling and/or lounging, and if you choose to spend the night, breakfast in the am. 

No worries, sleeping over is optional. Adventurers can choose to camp out (bring along your fav tent) or request a spare bedroom.

The early eve boat ride to watch the sunset will be gorgeous! We'll also hang by the fire and enjoy a beverage or two. Champagne! There may be stars and a skinny dip, we'll just see what happens :)

This camp is an absolute delight, come and celebrate three years of MYA in this special place!

Cost: $75/daylong adventuring; $100/sleepover. Kiddos come along for free :)

IMG_0934.JPG
View Event →
Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Paddleboard Yoga Adventuring

Sold Out for July 10th. More dates to come!

Join Holly Twining, founder of MYA, for a fun, flowing paddleboard yoga series on the beautiful Stillwater River.

11738043_1202248463134480_7258720856506494863_n.jpg

Adventurers will gather in a sweet spot close to downtown Orono Tuesday nights, July 10th-August 14th, at 5:30pm. Our boards, paddles, pfds, and anchors, will be delivered weekly by the fab UMAINE campus organization Maine Bound. You can join us with your own board but the number of participants will be limited (unless there's high demand, then I'll bring on another instructor - yahoo!).

13166110_1290101707671298_3766881507903760600_n.jpg

This yoga practice is for everyone, no worries, you'll only fall in if you really want to and honestly, that's part of the fun! Yoga is always only doing what is best for your body/mind/spirit; all variations, modifications, your own personal flair, all is welcome! There is no doubt that adventurers will strengthen their core and test their balance. By the end of the six weeks who knows what amazing poses you may be pulling off on that board!

IMG-1173.JPG

The natural world is alive and well on the Stillwater River with beavers, cormorants, songbirds, sandpipers, eagle, osprey and more. At the adventure's close - Holly is thrilled to invite adventurers to her back porch and gardens for wine and cheese!

Cost: $200 six week session with board rental; $150 six week session with own board.

Drop in: $35/board rental; $30/own board. Register asap to drop in so we're prepared with equipment.

Don't let fear get in the way of a crazy good time! Really, this session is for everyone :)

View Event →
Tuscany Adventure
Jun
23
to Jun 30

Tuscany Adventure

 View from the Spannocchia tower

View from the Spannocchia tower

Maine Yoga Adventures is heading to Spannocchia, the perfect place for adventuring into the heart of Tuscany, Italy. 

Organic farm and educational center, Spannocchia is nothing short of magical. Twelve miles west of Siena, Spannocchia boasts beautiful vistas, awesome hiking, verdant gardens, superb culinary classes, a lovely swimming pool, adorable farm animals, fantastic wine, amazing food, great people, and more...

 our home for the week - Casetta al Padule

our home for the week - Casetta al Padule

Casetta al Padule will be our private oasis for a full week. MYA will offer breakfasts and dinners to adventurers - we'll keep our options open for lunches dependent on where our adventuring takes us. Wine tastings! Olive oil tastings! Nature walks! Thermal pools!

padulenew (29).jpg

Decorative details of the casetta feature the local yellow Sienese marble – a buttery stone marbled with ochre and bronze veins. The open layout is perfect for our group, and its location next to a pasture provides lovely morning views of cows grazing as the fog lifts from the valley. Four bedrooms create space for eight lucky adventurers!

The kitchen will be stocked for preparing delicious Tuscan style meals. A large covered terrace at the back of the house will highlight outdoor dining and gathering. Dinners will be split between the casetta and Spannocchia restaurant for a fully immersive experience.  

Adventurers will be sure to enjoy yoga every day, an excursion either on or beyond the property, and free time to simply soak in the atmosphere (and soak in the pool!). Our group will have an onsite cooking class as well as a wine tasting. 

MYA will have two vehicles for ease off-site adventuring. We'll enjoy a day in the city of Siena, explore quaint villages, connect with culture, art and nature. Some possibilities...

San Galgano: Visit the remarkable circular chapel of Monte Siepi, site of the miraculous sword in the stone of Saint Galgano. A wine bar with outdoor seating and a terrific view of the valley and mountains to the west, holds the perfect spot for a sunset aperitivo. 
Hot Springs: Relax at Antica Querciolaia thermal spa and Terme di San GIovanni hotel and thermal pools. Indulge in large heated pools - spa treatments are available! Entrance fee is about 15 Euro per adventurer. If we get our timing just right, baths are open late so we can experience thermal baths under the stars!
Colle Val d'elsa: Soak in this charming town off the beaten path with an incredible vegetarian restaurant and open air market on Fridays. And very close by is Colombaia, Biodynamic vineyard, a small production vineyard with incredible organic wines.
San Gimignano: Climb 15 of the original 72 towers that rise above the skyline for an impressive view of the surrounding countryside. The city developed according to a characteristic star-shaped plan along the ancient via Francigena.
Pienza: The city of cacio, cheese, MYA doesn't want to miss this! Adventurers may need cacio to go along with all of the splendid chianti we'll be tasting in the region. 

Cost: $1,800 before Feb 1; $2,000 after Feb 1. Adventurers choose to pay $1,000 deposit or pay full adventure cost. 

 photo by Molly Goren

photo by Molly Goren

Cost does not include flight - the airport with closest proximity to Spannocchia is Florence but adventurers can fly into Rome and grab a ride in the rental car (Holly and other adventurers have committed to Rome on Friday and traveling to Siena on Saturday - joining us is definitely an option!). Pics below by Maura Perry...

Feel free to come early or stay later to add more adventure time in Italy.... 

View Event →
Overnight Seaside Adventure
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Overnight Seaside Adventure

Oh la la we love this adventure so much that we're going to do it again! Join Maine Yoga Adventures on an amazing overnight adventure in stunning Penobscot, Maine!

With the beach just steps away from a glorious seaside home with amazing views, we'll enjoy yoga & nature explorations, healthy food and wine, stargazing, an outdoor fire, and more...

The adventure begins with an outdoor yoga practice opening up our senses and taking in the beautiful setting. We'll then take a nature walk exploring the shoreline. 

Adventurers will enjoy an excellent selection of wine from BookStacks in Bucksport. MYA will provide healthy snacks and breakfast in the morning. Everyone will love the vegetarian evening meal by popular local caterer Markel's Bakehouse in Castine.

As an option outside of the 'official adventure', kayaks are available to play in the water or you can feel free to bring your own watercraft. Sometimes it's nice to simply grab a chair, sit in the sun, breathe it in and relax... 

We'll have plenty of time for evening adventures of stargazing and storytelling as we enjoy the night sky and an outdoor fire.

MYA will bring the chocolate, graham crackers and vegan marshmallows!

Overnight options:

  • Main House for 4 adventurers

  • A-frame for 5-6 adventurers

  • Above the garage (think fancy man cave) for 2-3 adventurers

Cost: $130

 CHEERS!

CHEERS!

To join in the fun simply add to your cart below...

View Event →
Hike Moosehead's Gem: Kineo Yoga Adventure
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Hike Moosehead's Gem: Kineo Yoga Adventure

Join us on our first ever group partnership with Northwoods Wellness Collective and Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit for a day full of fun!

Enjoy a shuttle ride across Moosehead Lake to Mount Kineo from the Rockwood landing. Here we will start our morning with an MYA yoga practice. Adventurers will then summit Mount Kineo, one of the six Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit Mountains with Samantha Coffin of Northwoods Wellness Collective!

Hike Length: 3.8 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Route: We will be hiking the Carriage trail for 0.6 mile before ascending up the Indian trail for 0.5 mile, enjoying several captivating views. We will trek 0.7 mile on the Bridle trail before reaching the summit. Here we will climb the fire tower for breathtaking 360º views. We will descend entirely on the Bridle trail for 1.5 miles before returning to the Carriage trail and finishing our hike!

Before heading back to Rockwood, we will enjoy lunch at the Mount Kineo Club House where golfers and hikers alike can enjoy sandwiches, cold beverages and stunning views! Lunch is included.

Registration is required. Grab your spot today via Destination Moosehead Lake!

Join our Facebook event to learn more about our adventure and get updates as we get closer to this fun-filled day! Read more about the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit and print your application today!

If you like, you can stay the night: extend your weekend with a stay at the Kineo View Lodge , The Lakeshore House or one of our other lodging partners.

View Event →
Climb, Rappel & Sip Adventure
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Climb, Rappel & Sip Adventure

IMG_1073.JPG

Maine Yoga Adventures is coming together with Acadia Mountain Guides and Atlantic Brewing Company for an exciting full day adventure of rock climbing, tyrolean, rappelling, beer tasting, yummy food and yoga! 

Adventurers will meet up at Alpenglow in Bar Harbor to prepare for a fabulous climb in beautiful Acadia National Park.

Our target area this time around with the amazing guiding pros will be at the bubbles near Thunder Hole. 

Copy of IMG_1512.JPG

Not only will adventurers climb but also try out a Tyrolean Traverse, the precursor to ziplining fun! Acadia Mountain Guides will facilitate an experience of weightlessness as adventurers pull across the traverse dangling between two rocks. A newbie, no worries, we've got experts to show us how and lead us through every step of the way! 

AMG will provide rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet and technical gear. Adventurers will wear comfy clothing such as lightweight long pants, bring along a pack with snacks, full water bottle, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

MYA will offer up a picnic lunch with yummy vegetarian food then adventurers will head out to Atlantic Brewing Company on Knox Road.

atlantic brew.jpg

We'll get a tour of the brewery built on a ten acre Maine farm; the property was designed to create an experience where visitors could learn about small-scale beer production in a country setting. We'll definitely get in a tasting as well - MYA is happy to buy a pint for all. 

Either before our tour or post tasting, we'll definitely get in a nice, stretchy yoga practice!     

Cost: $85. Add to cart below to join the adventure fun!

Please keep in mind that adventurers should feel healthy enough to take on a climb at a very rocky, albeit beautiful, site.

View Event →
Goat Yoga Adventure
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Goat Yoga Adventure

goat4.jpg

Sold Out. We've reached our limit of 30 adventurers - many thanks!

After many requests, goat yoga is happening!

Join Maine Yoga Adventures for a special day out with the animals at Lone Spruce Farm.

We'll meet up at the farm for a wonderful tour of the grounds. The Beauchamp family are the hearts and hands that make up Lone Spruce Farm in Dedham. Their farm is dedicated to education, community, and sustainable agriculture. They are doing all that they can to ensure a diverse, bright future. Maine Yoga Adventures is very excited to visit with a shared love for nature and community!

goat2.jpg

Adventurers will get to the know the goats a little better practicing yoga alongside them. Springtime at the farm means lots of babies to meet and greet! No yogi will mind getting distracted by cuteness. 

A yummy vegetarian meal will be served of salad, bread, cheese & chocolate. We'll then head out onto trails to soak in the beauty and relax beside a sweet creek.

Cost: $40. To join in this wonderful farm adventure, simply add to your cart below... 

View Event →
Pop-Up Adventure: Booze & Burlesque
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Pop-Up Adventure: Booze & Burlesque

theatre.png

SOLD OUT - thanks adventurers! If you want to get in the fun, I'm more than happy to get you a ticket if you don't mind sitting apart from the group at the theatre. :)

Have a crazy good time on a last minute pop-up adventure with yoga strolling, martini sipping, tapas eating, and live burlesque! 

The adventure will begin along the Penobscot River at the Bangor waterfront - adventurers will take a stroll paused with yoga sessions. Beginners welcome! 

Following the yoga stroll, adventurers will head downtown to Happy Endings, a martini, tapas, and dessert bar. All will enjoy a martini of choice and a few appetizers, tapas, to go along with the booze. The theatre will be the final fab destination...

Adventurers will take in the Penobscot Theatre Company's production of Twirly Whirly Burly-Q, classic burlesque with a modern twirl! Sink into new seats for vintage burlesque blended with avant-garde theater. The touring troupe includes Üla Überbusen, who captivated the theatre’s audience on New Year’s Eve 2016, and fellow award-winning performers Rosie Cheeks, Boo Bess, and James and the Giant Pasty. 

Cost: $100. Limited to seven lucky adventurers - be sure to secure your spot asap! 

View Event →
Buti & Brews Adventure
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Buti & Brews Adventure

So good the first time we had to repeat it! Join MYA on a wicked adventure with a funky dance yoga blend, food & local craft beer!

Adventurers will meet up in downtown Bangor at L.A. Training with fitness pro Sarah Thibault. Sarah will lead an hour long amazing Buti Yoga workout, a fusion  method of power yoga, cardio intervals and tribal dance! With high energy music, this practice will allow you to sweat with intention, craft strength and renewed energy from the inside out amongst some amazing individuals! Beginners welcome!

Post awesome buti moves, MYA will offer up delicious vegetarian food to nourish well-worked bodies. 

IMG_0560.jpg

Adventurers will take a stroll thru downtown and head over to popular local hangout, Orono Brewing Company (OBC). They love beer! So does MYA! 

OBC pays attention to detail to create the best possible beer with Brewmaster Asa Marsh-Sachs. His passion for brewing combines art and science, creativity, and years of brewing experience.

Asa creates fantastic ales and adventurers get to enjoy a pint on MYA!

View Event →
Hiking & Paddling Adventure
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Hiking & Paddling Adventure

IMG_5280.JPG

Join MYA and Machelle LaHaye, yoga teacher and paddleboarding instructor, on a lovely hike in Amherst Mountains Community Forest blended with yoga and followed up with yummy food and a sweet paddling finale!

The adventure will begin at the trailhead off of Rt. 9 in Amherst. The Ducktail Pond Trail is beautiful, a gradual uphill forest lined trail. The narrow and at times rocky footpath loosely parallels Ducktail Brook up to the pond, which is reached in a little under half a mile. The pond is breathtaking!

Adventurers will enjoy the water views, take a snack break and continue hiking a bit further to take in Partridge Pond as well. We'll have some great yoga moments along the walk :)

Following the hike, we'll head out to Ellsworth for a scrumptious vegetarian picnic lunch where adventurers can meet ducks, chickens, a doggie, and other adorable pets.

IMG_3409.JPG

Venturing forth out onto the water - adventurers can choose to bring their own watercraft such as a paddleboard, kayak or canoe - extras will be available for use as well. We'll paddle around a lovely cove and perhaps a bit further out into Graham Lake.

Cost: $45. Kiddos are welcome for free. Join us on a wonderful spring day, simply add to cart!

View Event →
Pop-Up Adventure: Buti & Brews
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Adventure: Buti & Brews

Join MYA on a wicked fun pop-up adventure with a funky dance yoga blend, yummy food & local craft beer!

Adventurers will meet up in downtown Bangor at L.A. Training with fitness pro Sarah Thibault. Sarah will lead an hour long amazing Buti Yoga workout, a fusion  method of power yoga, cardio intervals and tribal dance! With high energy music, this practice will allow you to sweat with intention, craft strength and renewed energy from the inside out amongst some amazing individuals! Beginners welcome!

Post awesome buti moves, MYA will offer up delicious vegetarian food to nourish well-worked bodies. 

IMG_0560.jpg

Adventurers will take a stroll thru downtown and head over to popular local hangout, Orono Brewing Company (OBC). They love beer! So does MYA! 

OBC pays attention to every detail to create the best possible beer with Brewmaster Asa Marsh-Sachs. His passion for brewing combines art and science, creativity, and years of brewing experience.

Asa creates fantastic ales and adventurers get to enjoy a pint or a flight on MYA!

View Event →
Dancing & Wining Adventure
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

Dancing & Wining Adventure

MYA and Christine Mihan, dancer, yogi, owner of Bangor Wine & Cheese, are coming together for a fabulous adventure of outdoor yoga, ballroom dancing, and wine, cheese & chocolate tasting!

IMG_8511.jpg

We'll begin our adventure at the Bangor waterfront for a riverside walk blended with pauses for yoga postures. 

From the Penobscot River, adventurers will head over to Thomas School of Dance for ballroom dance lessons - no experience necessary!

christine.jpg

Christine will lead us through moves that all adventurers can handle. Bring along a partner or we'll pair you up. Don't let a lack of a dance partner keep you from this fun! We'll follow up dancing with a tasting session. Christine will guide us through bold and beautiful wines from Bangor Wine & Cheese.

bwc.jpg

Adventurers will enjoy cheese and chocolates that pair nicely with the wine! Savour Chocolatier will offer up a tray of some of their fresh and finest artisan handcrafted chocolates to sample.

Cost: $40/individual; $70/couple

To join in the fun simply add to your cart below!...

View Event →
Pop-Up Adventure: Bikes & Brews
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Pop-Up Adventure: Bikes & Brews

MYA is teaming up with Slipping Gears and Black Bear Brewery for fat bikes and phat beers!

Our adventure will begin at Slipping Gears in Bangor where adventurers will pick up their bike for a sweet trail ride in Old Town. Please don't forget your helmet. These fat bikes we're enjoying for a couple hours are brand new and of course available for purchase if you fall in love. Beginners are welcome - this is your big chance to try out the fat bike of your dreams!  

For a fabulous riding opportunity in the greater Bangor area, we'll travel to the new Rick Swan Trail System at the Perch Pond Woodlot off the Kirkland Road in Old Town. Perch Pond (previously known as mud pond) offers up a beautiful site for a great biking workout. We'll have an experienced rider on hand to help adventurers along the way.

IMG_9583.jpg

Following our biking session we'll get some fab yoga stretches in then head over to the Black Bear Brewery in Orono for a delicious pint of craft beer and yummy healthy and hearty vegetarian food.

Cost: $70 Limit: 9 adventurers

To join in this amazing opportunity to jump on a fat bike and so much more, simply add to your cart below...

View Event →
Winter Skidaddle Weekend Adventure
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Winter Skidaddle Weekend Adventure

 The Bethel Inn

The Bethel Inn

Sold Out - thanks adventurers! Please call Holly at (207) 299-0082 if you really need to get in this fab snowy weekend! ... 

Maine Yoga Adventures is headed to the beautiful Bethel Inn Resort and it's surrounding territory for a two night stay of skiing (cross-country and/or downhill), yoga, delicious vegetarian food, outdoor heated pool sessions and more. 

Adventurers will relax in a townhouse that includes spacious living and dining areas, fireplace, outside deck and access to the inn's amenities. Both bedrooms have private baths, one has a king bed, the other with two queens.  

Winter-Pool-300x190.jpg

The inn boasts 35 km of cross country ski (adventurers can easily rent skis), snowshoe and fat bike trails, a health club with an outdoor heated pool, saunas, workout room, and spa services.

IMG_4625.JPG

If you have downhill skis, bring em! Adventurers can easily get to either Sunday River, Mt. Abram or Black Mountain for a super downhill experience. Ski passes and rentals are not included in the adventure but rates are reasonable. 

MYA will provide a fantastic place to stay in a beautiful mountain village for two nights with plenty of places to explore, healthy delicious homemade breakfasts and dinners prepared by Machelle LaHaye, yoga practices either inside or out (snowga!), a terrific community of adventurers (ice skating, sleigh rides might be sweet possibilities too!)...

If you can not arrive at the townhouse until later in the evening, no worries! Adventurers can also decide to arrive earlier to put on snowshoes or skis or jump on a fat bike and hit the trails!

IMG_4429.JPG

Area Attractions: over 175 downhill ski trails, dog sledding, state and national parks, shopping, hiking, antiquing, National Historic District and more. Bethel Village Trails is a non-profit program that provides trails for Nordic skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing - amazing trails! 

Cost : $400/ind queen; $600/queen share

$500/ind king; $700/king share  

Beautiful pics of the Bethel Inn from Fit Maine's Shannon Bryan!... 

View Event →
Katahdin Ascent Adventure
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Katahdin Ascent Adventure

SOLD OUT :) Thank you adventurers! We'll definitely repeat this next season!...

Embrace your sense of adventure with a wintertime ascent of Mount Katahdin with Maine Yoga Adventures and Acadia Mountain Guides! 

 Acadia Mountain Guides

Acadia Mountain Guides

The remote location and arctic environment of Katahdin makes it one of the most rewarding winter alpine ascents in New England. Reaching the summit at any time of year is awesome but in winter it holds more magic and less people.

Our climb begins with a half-day snowshoe or ski to the base of the mountain where winter camping skills and mountaineering skills are taught. We start the climb the next morning and return back to trailhead by early evening.

 Acadia Mountain Guides

Acadia Mountain Guides

This trip is physically demanding but requires no experience. Adventurers are lead by winter mountaineering guides.

Included in the adventure is climbing instruction, park fees, micro spikes, crampons, ice axe, transceiver, double boots, skis, snowshoes, dinner, breakfast, and -20 degree sleeping bags.

 Acadia Mountain Guides

Acadia Mountain Guides

Holly, Founder of MYA will toss in yoga whenever time permits. We'll be sure to get in some deep breaths and stretching! 

Adventurers are responsible for their own clothing, lunch, and snacks.

To challenge yourself, to join in an amazing group experience, simply add to your cart below...

View Event →
Pop-Up Adventure: Beerga
Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

Pop-Up Adventure: Beerga

Sold Out - thank you adventurers!

Maine Yoga Adventures is heading Somewhere North of Ordinary for a Thursday night pop-up adventure! 

Join MYA at Bangor Beer Company for Beerga! What the heck is that?! Beerga is yoga partnered with beer - two awesome things united!

IMG_4856.JPG

Enjoy a fresh pint from Bangor Beer Company while getting your yoga on with Holly, founder of MYA. Sipping and stretching - we'll definitely allow the two to intermingle. Absolutely no experience necessary - beginners welcome!

Meet up where the fab brew is made taking in the sights and sounds of fresh concoctions.

Simply bring a mat and your sense of adventure! Look out everyone, it's going to be a full moon! :)

IMG_4716.JPG

Following the beer flow, adventurers will enjoy wicked good appetizers from the Jade.

$20 includes a pint from BBC, yoga class and appetizers

Take your Thursday night practice to a new level with deep breaths and beer!

To join in the fun simply add to your cart below...

IMG_4822.JPG
View Event →
Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure

  • Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
IMG_4068.JPG

Join Maine Yoga Adventures and Acadia Mountain Guides for ice climbing and a snowshoe hike in Acadia National Park. MYA will serve up yummy vegetarian food, offer up deep yoga stretches, and hot tub soaking!

IMG_4039.jpg

Our adventure will begin in Bar Harbor for a round of ice climbing and snowshoeing with the exceptional Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School who deliver professional, state-of-the-art instruction by highly skilled and very fun guides.

Adventurers will have challenging and satisfying full day of outdoor explorations. The guides will tailor our climbing experience to our level. Beginners welcome!

IMG_3980.JPG

We'll follow up ice climbing with a snowshoe hike which was a blast last year! Acadia Mountain Guides took us up Dorr Mountain with gorgeous views up top and at the base. Fingers crossed for piles and piles of snow!

No worries about gear, Acadia Mountain Guides provide Double Boots, Crampons/Micro Spikes, Technical Ice Axes, Harness, Helmet, and anything else you could possibly need to make the bliss of ice climbing happen.

IMG_3944.JPG

Post climb adventurers will head back to Alpenglow in downtown Bar Harbor for super yummy hot vegetarian soup and leg stretching happiness. We'll have plenty of space on nice wood floors with the store emptied out til spring.

ao.jpg

With bellies full, we'll head off for a luxurious soak in the hot tub at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center. AO is a wonderful location overlooking the water. We'll spend plenty of time warming up and relaxing!

Cost: $185...

 

Atlantic Oceanside Int. LR-12.jpg
View Event →
Maine Huts & Trails Adventure
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Maine Huts & Trails Adventure

IMG_3381.JPG

Join Maine Yoga Adventures on a third adventure with Maine Huts & Trails. This time, we're mixing it up! 

Begin adventuring on a groomed trail to beautiful Flagstaff Hut, about 2 miles away. The trail has gentle inclines and declines, but is generally flat. Adventurers cross-country ski or snowshoe.

hut.jpg

Some of us will take it slow (no fear beginners!) others may enjoy a brisker pace. Lisa Carter from Maine Bound will be our co-leader, helping out adventurers along the way. All are responsible for backpacking their own gear in - pack light.

snowga.jpg

 

Once at the hut, unload gear and head back out for more skiing and/or snowshoeing. We'll also practice some snoga (yoga in the snow) - fun!

Flagstaff Hut entrance in January.jpeg

 

After skiing, warm up in front of the fire in the stunning Flagstaff Hut. The hut offers up fantastic vegetarian food (dinner, breakfast and lunch)! Bring cash for wine and beer.

IMG_3459.JPG

Come together to share good company, snoga, laughter, stories, and more...

Cost: $215/before Dec 31; $230/Jan 1st & beyond

SOLD OUT! 

MYA had sold out with 14 adventurers! Please contact Holly at 207-299-0082 if you're desperate to get on board and maybe some magic can happen...

View Event →
Snowshoeing Adventure
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Snowshoeing Adventure

Join Maine Yoga Adventures for a wintertime adventure at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. We’ll snowshoe, practice snoga (yoga in the snow), eat yummy food, and more...

The adventure will begin outdoors with a guided snowshoe, taking in all of the wondrous nature that the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge has to offer. Only 10 miles from UMAINE, Orono, the refuge is a 2,400 acre nature preserve, spanning Pushaw and Dead Streams, Lac d’Or, wetlands including a bog, and mixed hardwood and evergreen forests.

IMG_4190.JPG

Holly, once a naturalist for Maine Audubon at Fields Pond Audubon Center, will share wildlife secrets for wintertime survival. We'll investigate critter tracks and more. Please bring your own snowshoes or MYA will let adventurers borrow a pair. 

Along our walk, we'll practice snoga in our snowshoes, both solo and using each other for support. No worries, absolute beginners welcome! Let's hope for lots of snow!

Afterwards adventurers will warm up inside the Hirundo shelter with hot drinks and vegetarian soup. Bring along a sketchbook and adventurers can capture their wintertime adventure with words and/or drawings. We'll enjoy some time sharing our work (optional!). 

Cost: $50. Please add to cart to join in the fun!

View Event →
Costa Rica Adventure
Jan
16
to Jan 23

Costa Rica Adventure

 photo by Dori McCormick

photo by Dori McCormick

Join Maine Yoga Adventures on a return adventure to gorgeous Nosara, Costa Rica! This special place will enchant your heart and soul. 

Nosara is a small village in the Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific coast - the crowds are kept away by it's remoteness.

casa.jpg

Enjoy a full week at our private oasis Casa De Alces - luxurious, tropical, and inspiring. Relax in the open air rancho style taking full advantage of lounge areas, fountains, outdoor showers, and  saltwater pool w/ tiki bar! 

second floor.jpg

Our casa has second floor open space perfect for yoga sessions. We will spread our yoga around - wood floor, poolside, beach... 

IMG_2594.jpg

Sophia Palange, our professional cook, founder of Phia's, will have two kitchens (one indoors, one outdoors) to whip up artful, tantalizing meals with a local flavorful fresh sensibility. 

Adventurers have access to the kitchens. Smoothies are part of the Nosara vibe! 

 Dori McCormick Photography

Dori McCormick Photography

The beach, with an undeveloped shoreline, is a stroll away. Nosara has restored their dunes; absolutely beautiful. Birding is incredible! Great sightings of howler monkeys, butterflies, dragonflies, and crabs... 

Playa Guiones is one of the best surfing beaches in the world. MYA will set up adventurers with a professional lesson then there will be plenty of days left to play in the water!

Beginner surfers and more advanced surfers welcome!

The beach is a wonderful gathering place to watch the jaw dropping Nosara sunset. Both locals and visitors treasure those brief moments with spectacular hues. 

Sunrise yoga practices - cool and quiet with the soft and smooth sand underfoot. If you can rouse yourself early Nosara definitely rewards you with it's beauty.

Bike rentals are a great to explore the landscape. We’ll be arriving around turtle nesting season and on the lookout for slow, highly motivated ocean friends. The people who live, work & play in Nosara are warm, welcoming and willing to help you speak espanol!

Cost of the adventure includes vegetarian breakfasts and dinners, surfing lessons & surfboard, lodging for seven nights w/ pool, yoga practices, stunning wildlife, good people full of positive energy...

  • $4,600 2 adventurers King Suite (sold out)
  • $4,500 2 adventurers Queen Suite/$3,000 solo (sold out)
  • $2,500 private queen casita (sold out)
  • $4,400 2 adventurers queen bedroom/$2,500 sold out (sold out)
  • $2,400/per adventurer double queen casita (sold out)
  • $2,300 bunk room (sold out)
  • $1,000 deposit to hold space

Price does not include flight to & from Liberia or shuttle transportation to Nosara. Try to book early afternoon arrival and departure flights. 

Side Trips to consider:

Visit a black sand beach, Ostional Wildlife Reserve, where Ridley Sea Turtles and Kemp's Sea Turtles, lay their eggs. 

Ziplining with Miss Sky Canopy Tour (we LOVED it!)

Nearby yoga studios - Blue Spirit, Bodhi Tree, etc.

Spa time - Paddleboarding/Kayaking - Coffee Planation Tour - Horseback Riding - Biological Reserve Tour

To join us on this magnificent adventure, simply add the deposit to your cart...

We are officially SOLD OUT - please catch MYA on another adventure! 

“Costa Rica?” I thought. “Seriously?” I had never been there nor had any clue how to accomplish that. And then up popped Holly’s adventure last January to Costa Rica. I booked!
It was SEAMLESS from arrival to departure. She answered questions, connected me with other people, helped with reservations and took care of EVERYTHING on the ground. What a treat to be able to hit the ground with someone who had actually traveled there BEFORE to sort everything out. That’s class.
The hotel was booked, room open, food available, and the pool was open. We were able to enjoy a week of laid back, relaxed fun – moving from one activity to another. Sunsets and sunrises on the beach, open air cafes, bicycle rentals organized for us, yoga offered morning and night, and throw in a some surfing lessons. Holly was often on the phone organizing and confirming what was coming next – zip lining included with about 15 different lines as we worked our way down a mountain.
My favorite yoga session was early one morning in a open-air pavilion, with the sound of nature just so soothing. We never left the ground, as Holly and Machelle moved quietly from one adventurer to another, giving little stretches and encouragement.
Did I mention the chef that came along to cook organic, nutritious meals?! That helped keep the extra expenses down. And throw in some howler monkeys the last morning, perfect!
All in all, I was VERY glad I had the opportunity to travel with Holly and the Maine Yoga Adventurers and look forward to future adventures.
— Dori McCormick Bangor, Maine
View Event →